Link, who has since remarried, said her family’s make-or-break year helped bring them closer together.
“I gave my sons copies of the book to read. They said, ‘We remember all this happening, Mom, but to us this was all fun. We didn’t realize how dire our situation was.’ That means a lot to me because it means I did my job.
“It’s certainly a story of survival, but it’s also a story about how the bonds of love tend to usurp just about anything,” she said. “I think anyone who’s a parent can relate to that.”
Link will sign copies of the book at a Brilliant Books launch party beginning at 7 p.m. June 15 and at Horizon Books July 20. Both stores are on Front Street in downtown Traverse City.